After the thrills of the pinnacle of sportscar endurance racing at the Le Mans 24 Hours, V de V Sports is gearing up for Aragon this weekend ahead of its summer break.
4 Hour GT / Touring cars / LM P3 Endurance: GT / Touring cars: Reshuffling the cards
In GTV1, the #1 Ferrari 488 GT3 of team Visiom and current champions Pagny, Perrier and Bouvet hold the advantage. Victorious at the first two rounds, Barcelona and Le Mans, they fell victim to AF Corse's #51 Ferrari 458 GT3 at Paul Ricard, who took advantage of the situation by bringing home some important points, and now stand just 6 points away from their French rivals.
Motorland marks the half-way point through the season, and everything is still to play for, especially third place in the championship. The third place in the championship is currently occupied by the elegant #45 Renault R.S.01 of AB Sport Auto and drivers Thybaud / Proust / Jousse, who need to be watchful of the #56 Porsche 991 Cup of team RMS and Bachelier / Mallegol / Blank – current leaders of the GTV2 and Prestige class.
LM P3 / PFV: Graff holds the advantage
Currently teamed with Dagoneau and Rosselo behind the wheel of the #888 Ligier JS P3 of team Graff, Trouillet is the provisional leader of the LMP3 class, and is followed by a neat queue of Ligiers. Included in this list is the #13 car of Inter Europol Competition and Hippe / Smiechowski, the #5 prototype of By Speed Factory and Abello / Van Oostrum, and the #93 of N'Race, Decultot / Fontaine / Perroy. Team Be Motorsport will also try to demonstrate their pace at their home race next weekend.
9 Hour Proto Endurance V de V: Close call before the break
Winner of the first two meetings, but failing to score a decent result due to mechanical faults at Le Castellet, the team behind the wheel of TFT's #2 Norma M20 FC, Vilarino / Ferté / Illiano, sit logically at the head of the Proto Challenge.
Thanks to CD Sport's triumph in Southern France, where they've been victorious for six consecutive years, trio Bole Besançon / Maulini / Foubert, united in the Norma #32 car allowed Claude Degremont and Laurent Cazenave's team to re-join the battle. Their drivers are ahead in the championship of DB Autosport's most competitive Norma the n°22 prototype of Petersen / Delafosse / Dannielou, who earned themselves two podiums in the last two races and, Equipe Palmyr's n°40 machine of drivers Zollinger / Mondolot / Thuner, who also had a podium finish at Barcelona.
Single-Seater: Hériau watches over Peroni's leadership
At the head of them stands Alex Peroni, frontman for team TS Corse, who already has four victories under his belt this year and quite an advantage over rival Gilles Hériau. For now Hériau has scored a podium at each of the three meetings, a great result for Formula Motorsport.
With Oscar Arcila absent, Erwin Creed (Formula Motorsport) might be able to slide into the Top-3 of the championship but there are many candidates; notably Grégoire Saucy (GSK Grand Prix) and Pietro Peccenini (TS Corse), current leader in the Gentlemen Driver category.